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First They Killed My Father (2017)

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Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Credited cast:
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Phoeung Kompheak ...
Pa Ung
Sveng Socheata ...
Ma Ung
Mun Kimhak ...
Kim
Heng Dara ...
Meng
Khoun Sothea ...
Khouy
Sarun Nika ...
Geak
Run Malyna ...
Chaou
Oun Srey Neang ...
Keav
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Horm Chhora
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Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Mony Ros ...
(as Ros Mony)
Tharoth Sam ...
Khmer Rouge Leader
Nout Sophal ...
(as Nuth Sophal)
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Storyline

In the 70's, a Cambodian middle-class girl sees the lives of her family and her turning upside-down when the Khmer Rouge invades the Cambodia. They leave their comfortable apartment and lifestyle to live in a primitive working camp. Her father, a former officer, is killed and the family splits to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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15 September 2017 (USA)  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)
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Shot in 60 days on a $ 24 million budget. As of release, it's the biggest film ever shot completely in Cambodia. See more »

Goofs

When Luong is watching three men carrying a body on a stretcher, the body has its chest uncovered but in the next scene is covered by a red-and-white piece of cloth. See more »

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The Moneybox
written and Performed by Robin Foster, published by Upton Park Music Publishing
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Excellent moving account of a history
17 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Angelina Jolie is a superb director in this film. Perfect casting, great cinematography and staging, fluid story. Seeing the events from the point of view of a child really impressed me and conveyed all the horror of that conflict. Jolie has shown that she is a sensitive individual who does not follow Hollywood mediocre guidelines; she is led by intelligence, knowledge and a strong instinct to deliver a message to the world.


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